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Plesk 12.5 RTM

Plesk 12.5 is already available for installation as an  early adopter release.  It is stable enough, so you can install it and try the new features. There are a lot of new interesting features: Improved database management Improved PHP management Incremental backup & other improvements of backup system Self-repair tools and many other things… As usual, […]

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Adding Custom PHP Modules in Plesk

In Plesk 12.5, we have delivered a number of long-requested features and improvements in regard to PHP management. Multiple PHP versions out of the box? Check. PHP-FPM support? Yup. Support for PHP accelerators that drastically improve the performance of websites written in PHP? We got that. These improvements – and many more besides – are […]

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Using the Plesk Self-Repair Tool in Plesk 12.1

In the Plesk 12.1 preview, the Plesk team delivered a number of groundbreaking new features and improvements: multiple PHP versions, improved site preview, incremental backups – you name it. However, in this article I would like to bring your attention to a different feature, one that is no less hot, but has not received the […]

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What is Plesk application pool in IIS?

This article describes when, why, and how many application pools are created by Plesk in IIS. There are two types of application pools in Plesk: shared and dedicated. Shared application pools are assigned to serve sites that do not have dedicated pools. Dedicated pools are used to serve only the sites of the customer or […]

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Passwords in Plesk – just say No

Using passwords for authentication has its caveats. Strong passwords are hard to remember, while weak ones are easily guessed. Once you have to keep track of dozens of passwords, committing them all to memory becomes unfeasible; you start writing them down (images of a passwords written on post-it notes stuck to the monitor make security […]

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Statistics in Plesk

As they say, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. We need not concern ourselves with the former, but the latter might be of interest; specifically, statistics in Parallels Plesk. On the surface, the concept appears to be simple enough – it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out […]

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